# Statistics

Statistics is the mathematical study of the likelihood and probability of events occurring, based on known information and inferred by taking a limited number of samples.

Statistics is a college-level concept that would be first encountered in a probability and statistics course. It is an Advanced Placement Statistics topic and is listed in the California State Standards for Probability and Statistics.

### Prerequisites

Probability: | Probability is the branch of mathematics that studies the possible outcomes of given events together with the outcomes' relative likelihoods and distributions. |